Attending a Paediatric First Aid course is essential for anyone who works or lives with children; you never know when an emergency may happen and when you will need to use first aid skills to remedy a potentially life-threatening situation. But where do you go to receive high quality training?
One excellent option is Safe Hands UAE, which offers a four to six hour programme that offers an internationally recognised qualification in infant, child and adult CPR, AED and Paediatric First Aid, including emergency response.
Safe Hands UAE is a provider of MEDIC First Aid programmes, which are internationally recognised and approved by governing bodies such as DHA (Dubai Health Authority) and DCAS (Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services). Furthermore, all Safe Hands UAE instructors are not only Level 3 MEDIC First Aid Instructors, but are also registered nurses.
The course is available in two set-ups:
The course is split into three parts. Part One and Two are both 90 minutes long and are carried out via Zoom via Zoom, whilst Part Three, the practical aspect, is a one hour long face-to-face session.
The full course is completed face-to-face in a single day, available on both weekdays and weekends, 9.00am to 3.00pm. Covid-19 safety precautions and full sanitisation procedures are upheld throughout the duration of the course.
Whichever route is taken the cost is AED 450 per person, including VAT.
If there is a group six or more, Safe Hands UAE is happy to schedule a private session. First Aid courses for teenagers are being run when school finishes this year too, with a six hour session (10.00am to 4.00pm) being held on Tuesday 15 December.
The course contents are comprehensive, taking in:
- First Aid Provider
- Recognising an Emergency and Deciding to Help
- Personal Safety
- Legal Considerations
- Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
- Respiratory and Circulatory Systems
- Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Early Defibrillation
- Pain, Severe Pressure or Discomfort in the Chest
- Chest Compressions
- Rescue Breaths
- Unresponsive and Breathing – Recovery Position
- Unresponsive and Not Breathing – CPR
- Control of Bleeding
- Managing Shock
- Head, Neck, or Back Injury
- Swollen, Painful, or Deformed Limb
- Injured Tooth
- Warning Signs of Sudden Illness
- Altered Mental Status
- Diabetic Emergencies
- Breathing Difficulty, Shortness of Breath
- Severe Allergic Reaction
- Bites and Stings
- Heat Exhaustion
- Heat Stroke
- Emergency Moves
First aid is an important tool in quickly responding to accidents to ensure that injuries can be efficiently and promptly dealt with before a trained medical professional arrives to administer more specialised treatment. Your hands can save lives.
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